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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Recede  \Re*cede"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Receded};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Receding}.]  [L.  recedere  recessum  pref.  re-  re-  + 
  cedere  to  go  to  go  along:  cf  F.  rec['e]der.  See  {Cede}.] 
  1.  To  move  back  to  retreat;  to  withdraw. 
  Like  the  hollow  roar  Of  tides  receding  from  the 
  instituted  shore.  --Dryden. 
  All  bodies  moved  circularly  endeavor  to  recede  from 
  the  center.  --Bentley. 
  2.  To  withdraw  a  claim  or  pretension;  to  desist;  to 
  relinquish  what  had  been  proposed  or  asserted;  as  to 
  recede  from  a  demand  or  proposition. 
  Syn:  To  retire;  retreat;  return;  retrograde;  withdraw; 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Recede  \Re*cede"\,  v.  t.  [Pref.  re-  +  cede.  Cf  {Recede},  v.  t.] 
  To  cede  back  to  grant  or  yield  again  to  a  former  possessor; 
  as  to  recede  conquered  territory. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  pull  back  or  move  away  or  backward;  "The  enemy  withdrew"; 
  "The  limo  pulled  away  from  the  curb"  [syn:  {withdraw},  {retreat}, 
  {pull  away},  {draw  back},  {pull  back},  {retire},  {move 
  2:  move  back  and  away  from  "The  enemy  fell  back"  [syn:  {fall 
  back},  {retire}]  [ant:  {advance}] 
  3:  retreat  [syn:  {fall  back},  {lose},  {drop  off},  {fall  behind}] 
  [ant:  {gain}] 

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